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Time Lapse Shows How SOM Has Changed Chicago's Skyline

Since 1936, SOM has completed over 650 projects in Chicago, 75 of which are located within the city's downtown core. This animation, created by our computational design team, tracks the gradual growth of the city from 1936 to 2014, highlighting SOM's contributions along the way.

Posted by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP on Friday, April 10, 2015

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is one of the architecture world's most recognizable names as the Chicago-based outfit has been designing some of the world's tallest towers for decades. And while SOM continues to work on massive towers in China and the Persian Gulf, it's important to note that Chicago has the biggest collection of SOM-designed buildings. According to SOM, the company has worked on more than 650 projects in Chicago, with 75 of these being in the heart of downtown. Major Chicago projects include the Willis (aka Sears) Tower, the John Hancock Center, the Inland Steel Building among others. To show how big of an impact they've had on Chicago's cityscape, SOM has produced this short time lapse of its projects from 1936 all the way up to 2014.
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